The Fine Art
March 5, 2002

There is a farm in North Carolina that caught Tom Fuldner's eyes as he drove to work many years ago. It is a 40-acre farm that was used to grow tobacco and raise cows, and at one time it flourished. Now, the tobacco and cows are gone and all that remains are the structures—which include a row of white buildings used for storage. This is exactly what appealed to the landscape photographer. Landscape photography comes at a price, however. Fuldner explains that some mornings are a total bust, waiting for the red sun to rise over the hills only to find that the

Say Cheese
June 22, 2001

Once upon a time, there was film. But as digitization became a more important presence in the industry, scanners were introduced to bridge the gap between film and digital output devices. Since then, digital cameras have taken center stage as a way to not only increase productivity, but also sharpen digital imaging overall. The following is part one of a two-part series featuring popular high-end professional digital camera models and statistics. Agfa: ePhoto CL18 VGA, Dual Mode digital camera and webcam; Built-in flash, USB, video to TV outlets ePhoto CL20 1.3 Megapixel PRINT button; direct uploading compatible to AGFAnet; Dual Mode digital camera

CTP in Practice at Talcott Communications
January 1, 1998

Company: Talcott Communications, Chicago Production Director: Dave Seng Publications: Monthly four-color tabloid Giftware News (160 to 300 pages) and two four-color, standard-size monthlies, Chef and Fancy Food (~64 pages) Equipment: Apple Macintosh work-stations; Agfa Duoscan and Arcus II flatbed scanners (95 percent of editorial scans are done in-house); Nikon slide scanner, two Netware file servers Software: QuarkXPress Data transfer: Via Jaz disks Computer-to-plate (CTP) is the darling of graphic arts technologies, and by now most publishers are familiar with CTP's potential to shorten production time and output first-generation quality. However, as the experiences of Talcott Communications will attest, CTP is neither a panacea for production problems, nor is it